Monday, 22 August 2011

YuruYuri - Episode 8

Time flies when you're an under-aged borderline lesbian... at least, that seems to be the case in the world of YuruYuri, as we move from last week's Christmas episode to this week's instalment which begins on April Fool's Day.

Given the date in question, Chitose sets Ayano a task - to detect and filter out any lies she makes during the course of their conversation as they sort out the student council's archives.  It looks as though Chitose is a terribly liar as she reels off numerous outlandish things... or does she?  You can probably guess the punchline to this particular sketch without too much effort.

Amongst the facts brought up by Chitose is that she has an identical twin sister, and lo and behold said sister quickly makes an appearance here as she finds herself bugged by Kyoko in the library as everyone assumes her to be Chitose.  From here, we're eventually introduced to this twin sister, who goes by the name of Chizuru - they may look alike, but in terms of personality they're very different.  Well, mostly, different, with Chizuru being the shy, reserved bookworm type, unless it comes to taking off her glasses and fantasising (because we really needed two characters who do that in this show) or assaulting Kyoko as she continues to try and bug/make friends with her.

There really isn't much to say about this episode, as YuruYuri's tried and trusted route of slightly risque hints and lesbian fantasising roll on unabated.  The trouble is that in an episode such as this one, there isn't much that's sufficiently amusing to balance those proclivities out as we've managed to find from other instalments, and when it comes to the crunch that makes things rather dull overall.

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